I'm James, and I live here in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY. One summer I made the goal to climb all 46 High Peaks and become an "Adirondack 46'er," and the journey changed my life forever. The lessons I learned and experiences I gained in the outdoors while climbing these mountains can not be bought, and I wouldn't trade them for any amount of money.
I am the host of the premiere outdoors podcast centered around the Adirondacks called "The 46 of 46 Podcast." After being asked similar questions time and time again, I decided to put pen to paper and write this book to answer many common questions I get and ultimately created a blueprint to guide people in their journey to becoming an Adirondack 46'er.
I have no doubt that this book will help those new to the ADK or the outdoors in general develop the skills and understanding of these mountains to make it from the trailhead to the summit of all 46 High Peaks.